Computer Myths – No 1

PC Pro magazine recently published an article on myths about computers, and I thought it would be a good idea to pass on some of the ones that concern everyday computer users.

Myth No 1
USB memory stickYou don’t need to disable memory sticks (based on flash memory technology) from Windows computers by first clicking on the Remove Hardware icon in the system tray. So long as what you’ve copied has been completed, you can happily pull it out without any damage to the memory stick or its contents. So be brave, and have a go next time.

The way that copying is done on Apple Macs (and iPads if you’ve the attachment) means you still have to ‘eject’ any device that you’ve copied from, including camera flash cards.

More next time. Please feel free to leave a comment.

2 thoughts on “Computer Myths – No 1

  1. So the myth is that you do need to eject flash disks from Windows. Actually as an ex Mac owner I always did this under Windows, so it’s good to know that it is not necessary. Thanks Bob.

  2. I wonder how long it will take before people will pull out a memory stick without the previous rigmarole?

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